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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 21, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Enduring DEAD Update

Interesting. Thanks for posting.

Does, of course, perpetuate the myth of improvisational variety we spoke of the other day (LiA et al). IE, take this quote from above:

“I’ve always been a Dead­head,” said China Cat Scott Cooper, who is also teach­ing a guitar class of Grateful Dead music at UCSC. Coo­per said that what those out­side the Dead fanbase don’t always realize is that each Dead live concert was a unique experience from the one the night before. “They didn’t do the same mate­rial every night,” he said. “They never, ever repeat­ed a set list."

Hmmm, much not have listened to much 68!

Sure, you could say it was a unique experience and all, but as we all were commenting on the other day, this flies in the face of the tremendous effort in the studio/practice session they undertook, and the fact that an Eleven is very similar night in and night out...variations on a theme, but not the free form the above quote implies...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 21, 2009 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Enduring DEAD Update

thanks, cuz. nice post.

I agree WT. How about Sugaree b4 the extended version arrangement? (did Jer come up w/ extended arrangement in JGB first?) All the Sugarees played in early years were basically the same, but for some riffs in Jer solos and a few other slight variations.

1.) Within 24 hours of beginning the 'Best Sugaree' thread, at least three people (including Seth Jackson) will nominate 5/28/77.
2.) I will point out that, while it is the longest (about 19 minutes), the 17 minute 10/16/77 version is better.
3.) Someone will say we're all wrong and nominate 5/5/77.
4.) Someone else will accuse us all of being antiBrent and nominate 10/17/83.
5.) A pro/con Brent thread will branch off.
6.) 5/28/77 will get two more votes.
7.) Suggestions from knowledgable people will be made for 3/18/77, 5/19/77, 6/8/77, 12/1/79, and 12/28/79.
8.) Someone who has never heard a 1977 version will nominate a version from 1994. Nevermind that Garcia thought for the night that the second verse began with "Ran into the devil..."
9.) Someone, only having heard on tape one show from 1977, will nominate 4/27/77.
10.) Someone will nominate a version from 1973. Nevermind that all pre 1975 versions are virtually indistinguishable from one another.
11.) The pro/con Brent thread becomes a major flame war.
12.) A libertarian will pea in a cup.
13.) Someone will ask if anyone has ever heard 5/28/77.
14.) The pro/con Brent thread is busted in L.A.
15.) Someone asks if Phish ever played Sugaree.
16.) Another flame war begins.
17.) 5/28/77 is suggested for DPXII
18.) Dick gets busted in L.A.
19.) Someone asks 'What's your favorite Row Jimmy?"


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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 21, 2009 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Enduring DEAD Update

and then some Cueball comes in and says he only uses that song as a cure for insomnia... ;-) (no harm meant)